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Start with 1Search to search for books, articles, and other resources owned or licensed by our library and others from across the Pacific Northwest. Here are some tips:
Use the keyword search feature to start.
You can search:
Look closely at the item records for the results you are getting. Be sure to look at the subject headings.
Subject heading searches
You may find this feature useful once you have explored your topic and have found how your topic is described by others. This will help you navigate the catalogs a little easier. For example, in one the records for my searches on aerial logging, I found these subject headings:
Much of the information about forestry is published by government agencies both in the US and Canada -- these are most often in the public domain (so freely availablle. The links below are to catalogs within these agencies.
The library collection is arranged by call numbers which allow browsing by subject -- so if you find a book of interest, very likely the books on either side will be on the same subject. Most of the Valley Library's forestry collection is located on the 1st floor in the SD's.
Here is how the call numbers relate to Forests and Forestry
History of forestry, Forest Conditions
Forest Machinery and Engineering, Forest roads
Forest Soils, Forest Meteorology, Forest Microclimatology
Conservation and protection
Exploitation and utilization
Economic History - Agriculture & Industries
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) holds its World Congress every 3 years -- the library's collection of these begins with the 9th in 1936. However many subsequent volumes have been assigned different call numbers. The easiest way to locate these is to do an author search on: "IUFRO Congress".
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